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Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb blast
Guardian UK ^ | 4 May 2013 | Associated Press In Kabul

Posted on 05/04/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by Patriot95

Seven US service members were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans in Afghanistan in recent months and the latest of attacks against international troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive.

The renewed violence came as Afghan president Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a US-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the Afghans were placing on the deal

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bhogwot; fallen; ied; oef; wot
RIP

While I pray for our nation's best, I am filled with rage that we are still funding and propping up the cesspool that is Afghanistan. I also noticed that we had to receive this news from British media whereas under Bush, it would be plastered on every station and every MSM outlet would be talking about "Bush's war."

1 posted on 05/04/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by Patriot95
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To: Patriot95

Can anybody tell me why we still have Americans as sitting ducks in that cesspool? At what point is enough enough? How many years, how many lives, how much money will be enough? I am sickened by these senseless deaths.


2 posted on 05/04/2013 2:00:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Patriot95

Your words ring true and I am equally livid.

RIP


3 posted on 05/04/2013 2:00:42 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Patriot95

RIP.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 2:03:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Patriot95

Dear G-d, give me the strength, not to accept, but to deal with the things I cannot change.
Hold our heroes in Your arms and bring them peace.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 2:06:53 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Patriot95

How can a newspaper waste ink on a story like this when a pro Basketball player has just come out of the closet? Don’t they realize what is important to our society?

I’m sure zero immediately stopped whatever he was pretending to be doing to call the families immediately.

(all sarcasm typed with complete disgust.)


6 posted on 05/04/2013 2:09:04 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Patriot95
The Demorats held out Afghanistan as the good war unlike Iraq and they would run it while withdrawing from Iraq. Green on blue attack (Afghan soldiers killing Amrican soldiers) have skyrocketed. Bush's war in Afghanistan was never this bad.
7 posted on 05/04/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Patriot95

it pains me deeply to say that those brave souls lost in afghanistan have been sacrificed to the president’s ego and political ambitions. candidate obama used it as a foil to defend himself against claims from republicans that he was a huge pussy on terrorism. he opposed Iraq, so he had to find some strong policy on terrorism that he was in favor of. that policy turned out to be “the good war” in afghanistan. then, he grudgingly announced the surge (and announced the withdrawal in the very next sentence) so republicans couldn’t attack him for being a liar.

since then, his policy has been nothing but a series of half measures designed to keep the lid on the thing until the next election was over.

it has been a cynical, dishonest, and immoral exercise since it was conceived.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 2:16:14 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Patriot95

Bring them home!

Deploy on the borders.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 2:20:57 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Patriot95; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



10 posted on 05/04/2013 2:23:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Patriot95

Remaining in Afghanistan is just supporting Islamic Terrorism. Paying Karzai anything is like paying tribute


11 posted on 05/04/2013 2:23:51 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Patriot95

God Bless these brave Americans who died in service to our country..RIP


12 posted on 05/04/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Patriot95

I say we stay there and get this country under control. This is what President Bush wanted and we wanted. We definitely must stay the course or the last 10 years would have been a waste. President Bush was right and we must keep that in mind. God Bless President Bush and our military.


13 posted on 05/04/2013 2:26:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
I say we stay there and get this country under control.

Insanity. We got supposedly loyal Afghans shooting at us! Fer crying out loud!! Out now!!

14 posted on 05/04/2013 2:30:52 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

I can’t believe you folks! What a disgrace. We were all for this war and because it has gotten hard we are going to cower back? We cannot lose this war. We have made great gains and need to continue! Why fail our country?


15 posted on 05/04/2013 2:32:17 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Later, the coalition reported that a soldier with the Afghan National Army turned his weapon on coalition troops in the west, killing two in the most recent of so-called insider attacks. Such attacks by members of the Afghan security forces against their fellow colleagues or international troops have eroded confidence in the Afghan forces as they work to take over from foreign forces.

Both killed were American, according to two US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose the nationalities ahead of an official announcement.

Read that, fool, and tell me we have any business sacrificing one more single American life.

16 posted on 05/04/2013 2:33:22 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Patriot95

“Two other U.S. troops died after an Afghan National Army soldier turned his weapon on them in what is commonly referred to as a “green on blue” attack, the ISAF said.”

This really makes my blood boil!


17 posted on 05/04/2013 2:37:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012; don-o
When I was a kid growing up, I remember a lady in the neighborhood telling us a story about her father and her uncle. Her dad went to the local authorities and blew the whistle on her uncle (her dad's brother) and his friends. Seems they were planning some bombings and killings. The uncle was locked up and later died in prison.

Of course the lady telling me this was a ‘German war bride’ and the place she was talking about was Germany after World War II. The authorities were American Soldiers. The uncle and his friends were talking about ‘the fourth Reich’ that would raise from the ashes of the third. After nearly five years of having the snot bombed out of them, eating grass and paper off the walls to survive, as well as living like animals with every vestige of civilization destroyed, her dad and his friends said - ENOUGH!

We knew how to win wars back then.

18 posted on 05/04/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name

And we wanted to win wars back then.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 2:52:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: napscoordinator

The war IS lost. 0 made sure of that. Everyone American who dies there now is a gift to 0’s Muslim brothers.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 3:19:59 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

And they weren’t even going to report it. It was leaked.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 3:21:33 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The bitter fruits of Postmodernism. How can we win a war when there’s no right or wrong?


22 posted on 05/04/2013 3:24:28 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Patriot95
5 sacrificed on the PC alter by an IED

2 sacrificed on the PC alter by a native Afghan "turncoat".

Hell to pay for all the leaders using these brave solders as expendable "subjects" in an effort at appeasement.
23 posted on 05/04/2013 3:29:12 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: napscoordinator

Define victory and viable strategies/tactics to achieve victory (Viable is stressed in a most extreme way btw).


24 posted on 05/04/2013 3:40:42 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Agreed!


25 posted on 05/04/2013 5:04:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: napscoordinator
We aren't going to get an Islamic country under 'control'!

We are wasting American lives while refusing to allow Bibles into the nation!

26 posted on 05/04/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: napscoordinator

We went in to get Bin Laden, not to control the nation.


27 posted on 05/04/2013 5:07:07 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: demshateGod

I don’t doubt that for a minute.


28 posted on 05/04/2013 5:44:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Patriot95

Condolences to family and friends of America’s finest. R.I.P. Thanks.

love


29 posted on 05/04/2013 5:46:45 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Patriot95

Prayers up!


30 posted on 05/04/2013 5:59:09 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Patriot95

“Martyrdom” Notice Of Saudi Jihadist Killed Fighting In Syria: “He Killed A Large Number Of Christians Before His Acceptance By Allah”…

http://weaselzippers.us/


31 posted on 05/05/2013 5:59:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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